Do you Black Friday? Have you been up for hours, hitting the sales and mainlining coffee? Did you spend yesterday evening camped out in front of the mall?
If you said yes to any of those questions, I’m a little jealous. For years, Black Friday shopping was as much a part of my holiday as turkey and pie. My sister-in-law and I would bundle up and head out, braving traffic and ridiculous lines, to score a few good deals. (She did most of the scoring, I mainly just tagged along). It was fun!
But, as I’ve gotten older, that kind of up-all-night fun leaves me wrecked for days. I like sleep. A lot. So, I hung up my Black Friday hat a few years back, and that was a good decision, but I still miss it sometimes.
One day-after-Thanksgiving tradition is still in full effect, though. Every year for as long as I can remember, at least the last 15, Black Friday breakfast has been coffee and my mom’s Walnut Pie. (If you’ve never had Walnut Pie, you really haven’t lived. It’s incredible.) But, with having to cancel our entire Thanksgiving dinner, and displace our moms in the process, it was looking like there would be no walnut pie.
I was forgetting how awesome my mom was.
I had actually picked today as a posting day for an entirely different reason. This Friday was black on my calendar for a fully non shopping and pie agenda. Today was the day I was supposed to start Couch-to-5K in preparation of my very distant, and still super secret squirrel, half marathon. I was going to hit the track and actually RUN. But, between this…
…and the bronchitis I’m still fighting, running is most definitely not on the menu today. I did do a Turkey Trot yesterday, in 34 degree weather, so I’m not a total wussbag (I walked, and I finished DEAD last). It’s just that running and non working lungs are a bad mix.
Luckily, being an ambassador for Taffy Activewear means I still have something relevant to post about! Because Taffy has an awesome Black Friday sale going on.
So, if you’re in the market for plus-size activewear, and you like saving piles of money, hit up Taffy between now and Monday and use discount code BEC50 for 50% off and free shipping. Happy Taffy Holidays!
Well, my couch is calling my name, and this pie isn’t going to eat itself. Wishing you all a happy Black Friday!
Tell me about your Black Friday traditions! Or just come over, and we’ll chat over coffee and pie!
Congrats on the turkey trot. A finish is a finish regardless what place you come in. We are not black Friday shoppers at all.
My Black Friday tradition is to do pretty much nothing outside of maybe a run or a trip to the gym. In fact, I try to stay out of stores completely between Thanksgiving and New Years. I have a huge project for work that is due soon and I spent most of yesterday and a good part of today working on it. I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, though, so it’s worth the effort!
BEEEEC I WOULD SWIM ALL THE OCEANS FOR THAT PIE!!